Man drowns during river baptism in Puerto Rico

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Updated Saturday, May 17 at 1:09 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One person drowned and two others were rescued during a baptism taking place along the island's north coast, authorities in Puerto Rico said Saturday.

Police said a 25-year-old man died and two women ages 20 and 32 were rescued by good Samaritans after a current carried them away.

The drowning occurred Saturday along a river mouth in the northeast coastal town of Luquillo.

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